METROJET HISTORY

Established in 1997 and headquartered in Hong Kong, Metrojet Limited is a Hong Kong-based business jet operator dedicated to meeting the needs of our clients by providing a complete range of business aviation services in the air and on the ground, including comprehensive aircraft management, maintenance and consulting services. The Company has expanded its footprint into the Philippines in 2012, and China and Vietnam in 2022.

Owned by the Kadoorie family who also maintain a controlling interest in The Peninsula Hotel Group, Metrojet upholds an uncompromised reputation, and utmost safety and service excellence are in our nature.

The Kadoorie family’s involvement with China’s aviation industry began in the 1930s, as the country’s first air routes began to expand, and foreign business interests developed. Airlines used The Peninsula Hotel as their terminal, where services provided were equal to those enjoyed at the airport.

In 1974, with the purchase and registration of Hong Kong’s first private helicopter by The Honourable Sir Michael Kadoorie, the way was paved for the formation of Heliservices, which was established in 1978 to service the community’s needs. In 1997, Metrojet was founded, becoming Hong Kong’s first business jet operator.

Our passion for aviation has led us to a long-term commitment to the region’s industrial development. For more details on the Kadoorie family’s heritage and contribution to Hong Kong’s aviation industry, please visit Hong Kong Heritage Project.

Kai Tak Airport, Circa 1930’s.
The Chairman, passionate about aviation even from a young age, here seen at Le Touquet airport, Fran.
Postcard from Sir Horace Kadoorie to his brother Lord Lawrence Kadoorie, detailing his flying experience on-board an empire flying boat, Circa 1938.
Postcard from Sir Horace Kadoorie to his brother Lord Lawrence Kadoorie, detailing his flying experience on-board an empire flying boat, Circa 1938.
Lord Lawrence Kadoorie’s letter on the development of Hong Kong as an aviation hub, and encouraging the landing of American commercial aircraft in Hong Kong, Circa 1945.
Lord Lawrence Kadoorie’s letter on the development of Hong Kong as an aviation hub, and encouraging the landing of American commercial aircraft in Hong Kong, Circa 1945.
Lord Lawrence Kadoorie’s letter on the development of Hong Kong as an aviation hub, and encouraging the landing of American commercial aircraft in Hong Kong, Circa 1945.
Cathay Pacific Airways counter, located in The Peninsula Hotel lobby, Circa 1950’s.
The Kadoorie Family pioneered business aviation in Hong Kong with the establishment of Heliservices in 1978 and Metrojet in 1995.
Metrojet’s first aircraft, a Hawker 700 at Kai Tak Airport, 1997.
Metrojet’s first Gulfstream Aircraft, a GIV, on loan from Gulfstream, 2001.
Metrojet Engineering Clark had the soft opening for its MRO facility in May 2021.
Plane side

METROJET MANAGEMENT TEAM

Gary Dolski

Chief Executive Officer
Gary brings more than 40 years of progressive aviation experience to Metrojet having previously worked for Bristol Aerospace, Bombardier, MD Helicopters and Jet Aviation. In September 2017, Gary was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Metrojet Limited. The company’s principle lines of business include Aircraft Management and Maintenance with operations based in Hong Kong, China, The Philippines and Singapore, servicing the Asia region. His work experience covers business development and strategy, customer support, finance, commercial, completions/refurbishment, manufacturing, program management, FBO, MRO, and aircraft management and charter within the commercial, military and general aviation sectors. Gary has significant international experience having held numerous senior management positions based in locations throughout Canada, the UK, USA and Singapore prior to his arrival in Hong Kong.

Dave Yip

Chief Operating Officer
Dave brings with him over 20 years of progressive management experience in both business and commercial aviation. He started his aviation career with HAECO, moved into business aviation with Metrojet in 2006 as the Engineering Support Manager and subsequently joined Hongkong Jet for eight years as their Chief Operating Officer, overseeing all aircraft management and maintenance functions. After re-joining Metrojet in 2019, Dave was responsible for the Business Development, Client Relations, CAMO and Commercial Departments. He also holds a master’s degree in international management.

Angela Fan

Director, Finance
Angela is a seasoned and professional Senior Finance Executive with more than 20 years of finance experience in aviation, insurance, and auditing industries in the Asia Pacific region. Prior to joining Metrojet, Angela was the Consultant and Finance Director in Jardine Aviation Services Group and Jardine Lloyd Thompson Hong Kong. Angela holds a bachelor’s degree from The Queen’s University of Belfast in the United Kingdom and a number of professional qualifications, including the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA) and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

Sarith Vaikuntan

General Manager, Metrojet Engineering Clark
Sarith holds a master’s degree in Aviation Management from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia and commenced his aviation career as Chief Engineer with the Dubai Central Air Force for 14 years. He has extensive experience within business aviation focusing on customer experience and profitable growth, including three years as a Maintenance Controller with Jet Aviation Singapore and 10 years with Bombardier Inc., where he held various managerial positions, including Customer Support Manager and Regional Support Office Manager for South East Asia, Oceanic and India regions. Prior to joining Metrojet Clark, Sarith was Executive Vice President in Zenith Jet.

Stewart Borg

Director, Flight Operations
Captain Stewart Borg has extensive business aviation experience in Operations as well as Checking and Training. Stewart has been with Metrojet since 2005 having previously served as Lead Captain, Deputy Chief Pilot and Manager, Flight Training and Licensing. Stewart is a Check and Training Captain for Metrojet as well as an Authorised Examiner for the Gulfstream G450, G550 and G650ER for the Civil Aviation Department of Hong Kong (HKCAD).

Mabel Yiu

Director, Human Resources
Mabel was appointed as Head of Human Resources at her ninth year with Metrojet. She has a total of 15 years of HR experience in business aviation, shipping, automobile and consultancy industries where her immense competencies in talent acquisition, management, training & development, employee engagement, and compensation & benefits have been flourished. Mabel is very passionate about growing & coaching staff, and building a positive people culture within the company.

METROJET CORE VALUES

Safety

We take precedence over all business activities.

Act with Integrity

We work to the highest ethical, moral, professional and business standards.

Succeed as One Team, One Spirit

We share knowledge, collaborate with each other to deliver excellence, and succeed as a team.

Delight Customers and Partners

We deliver as promised and work to exceed our clients' expectations.

Strive for Excellence through Continuous Improvement

We innovate to improve efficiency and productivity.

Think like an Entrepreneur

We focus on solutions that lead to success.

Sustainability

We foster the next generation, promote diversity and consider the environment.